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Coming up on News 7-
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Take precautions- that word tonight after a Botetourt County man appears to have contracted West Nile Virus.
The man who led the USA to a miracle on ice dies in a car accident today.
Plus the Sunshine state is more like the rainy state these days- the latest on flooding there.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[SOT 00:36:41]
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((I WANT TO STRESS THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE FREAKING OUT, OR SCARED, THIS IS NOT ABOUT SENSATIONALISM.))
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[VO-NAT]

State health officials urge residents to take precautions after a possible human case of West Nile virus surfaces in Botetourt County.
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[West-Nile]


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A Botetourt County man in his late 40's may be the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year. The Virginia Department of Health say tests by the state lab have come back positive for West Nile but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has yet to make a final confirmation
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[VO-NAT]

The man who's expected to recover was tested for West Nile after coming down with encephalitis and flu-like symptoms.

Dr. Jody Hershey with the New River Health District says more and more cases of West Nile are being detected in birds and mosquito pools in Virginia. He says people need to wear insect repellent and clean out their gutters, bird baths and plant containers on a regular basis. West Nile is spread by mosquitoes and water is a breeding ground.
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(( DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR; WEST NILE IS ENDEMIC, IT'S IN 44 STATES, IT'S HERE TO STAY JUST LIKE RABIES AND I CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH PEOPLE'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR PREVENTING MOSQUITOES FROM BREEDING AROUND THEIR HOME AND PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM MOSQUITO BITES WHILE THEY'RE OUTSIDE. ))
[super=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District Director; ]
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Last year, two people died from West Nile in Virginia.


[Vaccine-West-Nile]


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Meanwhile researchers say a new vaccine shows promise at protecting against West Nile.
Australian scientists injected mice with a virus similar to West Nile.
They say the harmless virus they used has genetic similarities to West Nile.
Animals who had the vaccine were then given a lethal dose of West Nile- all were protected from the illness.
Researchers do say more testing is needed.

[Oliver-Hill]


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He's 96 years old and still able to captivate a crowd with his experiences and views on civil rights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Tonight-- Virginia civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill brought those stories to Roanoke. Hill was honored this evening by "The Committee for Community Preservation". Hill helped dismantle legalized segregation in Virginia.
[SUPER=@file; ]

He and his legal team filed scores of lawsuits during the civil rights era. One case was a precursor to the famous Brown versus Board of Education case in 1954. In 1999, Hill was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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[Danny-Taylor]


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[SS=Guilty Plea]

His capital murder trial had been set to begin in just three weeks. Today, Danny Rae Taylor's murder case was settled with a guilty plea.
As Keith Humphry reports, Taylor admitted to murdering an elderly resident of a retirement home and was sentenced to life in prison.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Kowalczuk/Taylor's Attorney; :48]
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(( Danny Taylor was living at Shenandoah Homes, though he shouldn't have been. Management may not have realized Taylor actually LIVED there. It's supposed to be an assisted living facility. The 35-year old defendant was living with a man other residents thought was his uncle. [10:14:48] ((DANNY TAYLOR WHEN HE WAS CONVICTED OF POSSESSION OF COCAINE IN CHESAPEAKE WAS RELEASED ON PAROLE AND ALLOWED TO COME HERE AND BEGAN TO LIVE WITH STEPHEN TAYLOR AT THAT POINT.)) [RUNS:12] Though they have the same last name, there's no evidence the two men were related. 89-year old Helen Cadd was a retired nurse who served as night manager at the home for 13 years. Danny Taylor admitted to police that he'd spent the entire day before the murder drinking alcohol and smoking crack cocaine. [10:17:50] ((HE HAS MAINTAINED TO US FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT HE WAS ON CRACK COCAINE. THAT HE DID NOT INTEND TO KILL HER. HE PUT HIS HAND OVER HER MOUTH BECAUSE SHE WAS FUSSING AT HIM FOR CATCHING HIM DOING CRACK IN THIS ROOM HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN.)) [RUNS:12] Before the judge pronounced sentence, Taylor read a brief statement, saying Mrs. Cadd was a nice lady and she didn't deserve to die like she did. Though Taylor has steadfastly insisted he didn't mean to kill Mrs. Cadd, there's no getting around the fact that he sexually assaulted her. [10:20:43] ((THE SEXUAL ASSAULT WAS INTENTIONAL MR. TAYLOR HAS ADMITTED THAT. AND FOR THAT HE'S NOW GOING TO SERVE LIFE IN PRISON.)) [RUNS:07] [10:17:35] ((I DON'T THINK HE WILL GET OUT AT ALL UNLESS HE'S A VERY VERY OLD MAN.)) [RUNS:03] Among Taylor's first words to police the day of his arrest were: "I'll probably spend the rest of my life in prison for doing something I hardly remember."))

[Shooting-Investigation]


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A Roanoke City police officer is back on the job today after being cleared in the shooting of a man in Northwest Roanoke.
A citizen-police review board and Chief Joe Gaskins say Officer M. E. Thompson's actions were justified.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 13;]


The shooting happened on Madison Avenue in the early morning hours of April 13th.
Officer Thompson and another officer responded to a loud music call, and stopped a car to talk to its driver.
They say when Antonio Taylor tried to drive off, he hit Officer Thompson.
Thompson fired four shots into the car, which hit the front of a house and stopped.
Taylor survived a gunshot to the chest.
The Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney also cleared the officer of wrongdoing.
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[Brooks-Obit]


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The Olympic Hockey Coach who led Americans to the Miracle on Ice Victory in 1980 has died in a car accident.
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Herb Brooks coached the 1980 Olympic team that won Gold in Lake Placid. The game is often referred to as one of the greatest moments of the century.
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Brooks also continued coaching Olympic hockey leading the 2002 team to Silver.
[Super=03-Lino Lakes, MN;]
Brooks was killed in a single vehicle rollover in his native Minnesota. Brooks played college hockey and coache

d in the N-H-L before heading up the olympic team.
Herb Brooks was 66 years old.
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[Pruner]


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A 28-year fixture on the sidelines at Patrick Henry football games will be missed this year.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1995;]


Doctor Robert Pruner died of a heart attack while driving to work this morning.
Pruner was a well-known Roanoke orthopedic surgeon and the physician for P-H athletic teams since 1975.
Back in 1995, he was honored at halftime for his years of volunteer service to the Patriots.
The head trainer says he never missed a football game.
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((JEANNE BROWN/PH HEAD TRAINER: DR. PRUNER HAS SUCH A SPECIAL PLACE IN ALL OUR HEARTS.... WE WILL SO, SO MISS HIM.))
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[OUT Q=so, so miss him.]
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Pruner's dedication to P-H surprised many people, because he did NOT go to school there and his kids went to Cave Spring.
Pruner was 62. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.
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[Scholarships]


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While recent high school graduates are heading off to college, ten rising juniors are getting a head start on higher education.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The ten are students at William Fleming High School, selected to participate in the E-C-M-C scholars program.
The program will track their performance and help them prepare for college, and offer each a six thousand dollar scholarship.
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[IN Q=It means that someone]

((TRISTAN GOMEZ/ECMC SCHOLAR: IT MEANS THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE WANTS TO HELP ME AND SEE ME SUCCEED, AND THAT MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO ME.)) ((DONNA KUEBLER/TRISTAN'S MOTHER: EVEN WITH A TWO PARENT FAMILY IT'S A STRUGGLE TO PUT CHILDREN THROUGH COLLEGE, SO THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM THAT HE MAY OTHERWISE MIGHT NOT HAVE.))
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William Fleming is one of ten schools in Virginia selected for the program.
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[Tease1]
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Three years and 40-million dollars later, 4 new schools are ready in Southside.
Take a look inside when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus new hopes for peace in war-torn Liberia as President Charles Taylor leaves the country for exile.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Liberia]


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The interim president of Liberia says exiled president Charles Taylor will hold no sway over his government.
Moses Blah says his a truly an independent President.
This just hours after Charles Taylor and his family left for exile in Nigeria
As Teri Okita reports, after 14 years it's something many Liberians have been waiting for.
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((OUTGOING LIBERIAN PRESIDENT, CHARLES TAYLOR, REMAINED DEFIANT TO THE VERY END ARRIVING HOURS LATE TO THE HAND-OVER CEREMONY AND MAKING IT CLEAR, HIS DEPARTURE WASN'T VOLUNTARY.
Charles Taylor/Out-going Liberian President: I leave you with these parting words, God willing, I will be back.
TAYLOR BOWED TO U-S AND INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE AND LEFT THE COUNTRY FOR NIGERIA STEPPING ASIDE SO THAT VICE-PRESIDENT, MOSES BLAH COULD TEMPORARILY TAKE OVER UNTIL A NEW GOVERNMENT IS INSTALLED IN OCTOBER. TAYLOR HAD LONG BEEN REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST RUTHLESS WARLORDS IN THE COUNTRY. HE INVADED LIBERIA BACK IN 1989, AND MANY, INCLUDING THE U-S, BLAME HIM FOR THE NON-STOP VIOLENCE THAT HAS KILLED ALMOST 200-THOUSAND PEOPLE THERE. President Bush: Today's departure of Charles Taylor from Liberia is an important step toward a better future for the Liberian people"
REBELS THREATENED TO CONTINUE FIGHTING IF TAYLOR DIDN'T LEAVE. MANY LIBERIANS SAY THEY RE GLAD HE'S GONE. I'm happy. I want him to go so peace can be here for us. THE U-S HAS HISTORICAL TIES TO LIBERIA. FORMER AMERICAN SLAVES FOUNDED THE COUNTRY, BUT ITS POLITICAL TIES ARE LESS DEFINED. THE U-S HAS SENT IN A HANDFUL OF MARINES AND HAS THOUSANDS MORE WAITING JUST OFF-SHORE TO HELP LIBERIANS IN THE TRANSITION, IF NEEDED. BUT IT S THE U-S THAT TAYLOR BLAMES FOR HIS DOWNFALL.
Teri Okita/Reporting: Taylor claims he was driven out by an American-led conspiracy and accuses the U-S of backing rebel forces. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

[CA-Recall]


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Who will hit the California recall jackpot? Apparently candidates whose last name begins with R.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]

That was the first letter pulled today followed by the letters W and Q. Candidates whose last names start with those letters will appear high on some ballots, but the order will differ among the 80 districts. 37 Democrats, 24 Republicans, and 19 Independents have already been certified to be on the ballet. The final number and order in which they appear will be announced Wednesday evening. The latest polls show that the majority of voters are leaning toward Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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((ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: LOOK AT ALL THE CAMERAS THEY'RE ALL HERE FOR YOU.))
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[OUT Q=...here for you."]
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Current Governor Gray Davis could lose his job if voters approve the recall measure and pick someone else. The only other person that seems to register with voters is Lieutenant governor Cruz Bustamante.
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[Middle-Schools]


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One area school system is building on its future by constructing several new schools.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Pittsylvania County is getting ready to open four new middle schools.
The new state of the art facilities are located in Chatham, Gretna, Dan River, and Tunstall.
The schools feature expanded science labs, bigger classrooms, state of the art computer stations, and a food court style cafeteria.
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((DANNY BOWMAN/CHATHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I THINK PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY HAS REALLY MADE A STEP FORWARD WITH WHAT THEY'VE DONE WITH THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS. WE HAD TWO NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS SEVERAL YEARS AGO THAT IMPROVED THE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND NOW WITH THIS OUR KIDS ARE GOING TO DO MUCH BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Bowman/Chatham Middle School Principal; :]
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[OUT Q=do much better]
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Voters passed a forty million dollar referendum three years ago to pay for the project.
Construction is slightly behind schedule at some of the schools but administrators believe they will all be completed in time for the first day of school September second.
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[Roanoke-College]


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Phi Beta Kappa keyholders at Roanoke College now have their own chapter.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The school today announced it has been awarded a charter to start a chapter of the oldest graduate honors organization in the U-S. Roanoke College's 23 members, applied for the charter three years ago.
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((DAVID GRING/ROANOKE COLLEGE PRESIDENT: THE CHAPTER IS NOT REALLY GIVEN TO A COLLEGE. THE CHARTER IS GRANTED TO THE MEMBERS ON THAT CAMPUS. SO ROANOKE COLLEGE WILL SHELTER A CHAPTER OF PHI BETA KAPPA..))
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[OUT Q=shelter a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.]
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[VO-NAT :09]

There are fewer than 3-hundred Phi Beta Kappa chapters nationwide. Roanoke College expects to elect its first student members next spring.
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[Hot-Dog]


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The city of Radford says it will go to any lengths to put its name on the map.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Radford is now officially the home of the Guinness Book of Records' "World's Longest Hot Dog." The 22-foot-eight-inch weiner was revealed LAST August during the city's Farewell Memorial Bridge party. It was made out of 65-pounds of bun dough and hot dog casing, seven-and-a-half pounds of chopped onions and took about four hours to prepare. The previous record was about 15-feet. Officials say while the honor may seem a bit silly, they're hoping it will draw more people to Radford.
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Thunderstorms are rumbling again tonight.
Leo says they'll stick around for a few more days.
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[VO-NAT]


And forget sun and fun, a big part of Florida is flooding.
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[Commercial]

[Bush-Trees]


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With the charred remains of an Arizona forest for a backdrop, President Bush pushed his healthy forests initiative.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tucson, AZ]


His industry-backed package calls for thinning-out forests to reduce the risk of burning.
Environmental groups argue that the rules make it easier for logging companies to cut down trees on public land.


[SUPER=03-Denver, CO]


Also today, the President named a new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, a post that has been a lightning rod for critics of the administration's environmental policies.
Utah governor Mike Leavitt advocates shifting environmental regulation to the states.
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((GOV. MIKE LEAVITT/(R) UTAH; TO ME THERE IS AN INHERENT HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR THE EARTH. BUT THERE IS ALSO AN ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY TO DO IT LESS EXPENSIVELY.))
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Leavitt must be confirmed by the Senate.
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[FL-Flooding]


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Florida is usually known for tourists, but one guest is unexpected and unwanted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hernando Co., FL]

Forecasters are warning residents along the coast from Tampa Bay to Fort Myers about potential flooding. The region has sustained 3 to 5 inches of rain since Friday. Some areas received up to 10 inches. One of the hardest hit areas was Hernando County. 7 homes are flooding and 20 others in danger.
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[S-Extra]


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Avalanche/Pelicans and major league highlights, plus news from both Tech and UVa football practices as well as Redskin Champ Bailey's assessment of his play, but first our extra point. Winston Cup driver Tony Stewart and his fellow drivers head to Michigan for the Marketplace 400 this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Akron, OH; :00]


Stewart's sponsor Home Depot is a huge supporter of the All American Soap Box Derby. He recently joined Joe Nemechek, Ricky Craven and 430 youngsters competing for more than 50 thousand dollars in scholarship awards in Akron Ohio.
Stewart raced Nemechek and Craven and won the NASCAR Oil Can Exhibition.
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[S-AVS]


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The Avalanche and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans occupied the last two spots in the Carolina League Southern Division entering tonight's game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche; :00]


It was Smokey the bear night at Salem Memorial as the Avs began their three game series with the Pelicans.
In the bottom of the first, the Avs waste no time. Brooks Conrad crushes the ball and it bounces off the beer sign [
SUPER=37-Myrtle Beach/0/Salem/2;]in left field, a two run shot and Salem was up by a deuce.


Salem got defensive the wrest of the game. Wandy Rodriquez throws the one hit shutout for the win in front of 4, 416 fans.
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[S-MLB]


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Major League Baseball takes us to sunny Florida for the Orioles and the Devil Rays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/Orioles vs. Devil Rays; :00]


The mood was light and fun as this night started as Baltimore manager Mike Hargrove poses for the picture with a few fans.
The Birds were in command of this game most of the way and would lead it heading into the ninth and final inning but that is when the Devils Rays pulled out some late heroics.
Jared Sandberg's R-B-I double in the bottom of the ninth completed Tampa Bay's comeback in a 4-to-3 win over Baltimore. Julio Lugo opened the winning rally with a single before Jared Sandberg delivered a pinch-hit double with two outs.
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[S-Rod]


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ACC football power Maryland was placed on one year probation by the NCAA today because an assistant coach committed recruiting violations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1996]


Rod Sharpless served as Rutgers associate head coach from 1996 until joining the Terps. He also coached linebackers and was the co-defensive coordinator at Virginia Tech from 1993 to 1995.
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The NCAA infractions committee says Sharpless gave a top prospect cash amounts ranging from five to 200 dollars on five occasions in order to gain a recruiting edge. Maryland has forced him to resign.

[S-TECH]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies began their first full week of preseason workouts in full pads today. The Tech freshmen have been forced to learn the Tech football system without the traditional freshman "grace period." Head coach Frank Beamer says that is both beneficial and challenging.
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The Hokies open the season August 31st against Central Florida at Lane Stadium.

[S-Lundy]


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UVa's season opener is August 30th against Duke at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville. Running back Wali Lundy's reported injury last Friday turned out to be severe cramps.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Today, Lundy was back in practice going full speed for the Cavaliers. He suffered severe cramps Friday due to the heat and was taken off the field but returned to practice Saturday. Lundy knows there are three other backs waiting in line to take his spot, but he likes that because everyone gets along.
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[S-Fleming]


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[GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra]


Our Friday Football Extra crew stopped at William Fleming today. The Colonels were 7 and 4 a season ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Smith returns 12 starters from that club, including 6 on each side of the ball.
After just two days in pads, the head coach is pleased with what he's seen so far.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Keith Smith/Colonels Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=ready for the season."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Colonels are battle tested after several close games a year ago.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=something to shoot for this year."]
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[S-Champ]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-148 1:42:17]
[GRAPHIC=redskins]


The Redskins will attempt to win their first pre season game Saturday against the New England Patriots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]


All pro defensive back Champ Bailey, considered the best DB in the NFL, hopes his work ethic rubs off on the younger players. Bailey is quite clear, his game needs work.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Champ Bailey/Career Best 84 Tackles in 2002; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.....better every day"]
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[Costner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He danced with wolves and drove three thousand miles to Graceland.
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[VO-NAT09.5]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA]


Now Kevin Costner has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Costner said it's not huge money that makes a movie, but how a movie makes you feel.
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[SOT 1:05]
[IN Q=]

((KEVIN COSTNER/ACTOR: THE SPECIAL EFFECT HAS NOT BEEN MADE TO TAKE THE PLACE OF THE GOOD LAUGH OR TO OUTSHADOW THE SMALLEST TEAR OR THE LONG SLOW WET KISS THAT LASTS THREE DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Costner/Actor;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=LAST THREE DAYS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Costner isn't done yet- His new movie Open Range is set to open in theaters soon. (------------)